De Groot International BV is an international company active in the import and export of fruit and vegetables. The company started in the ‘30s as a one-man fruit trade and has expended to an organization with more locations and approximately 180 employees, leading in her market segment. With the cooperating companies, a lot of different markets are being server in several countries. Besides traditional trade and fully cooled storage, the company also has computer-controlled banana maturing rooms and packing lines. Distribution and transport go by the own transportation company. The company has worldwide contact with suppliers and customers. The base of the success of this innovative company is the flexibility within the organization and chain and the high quality requirements (certification BRC, IFS, Skal, RIK, AEO), in combination with a very strong commercial spirit.

Important customers are in the retail channel, but the free exchange also takes a prominent place. The range of fruits and vegetables is wide and flexible, particularly specialized in overseas products. Due to the core of the products, fresh & fast moving, the organization is daily, both literally and figurative, in motion. To lead such a dynamic environment in the right direction, short lines of communication and quick decisions are necessary. This directly shows an important part of the culture that identifies itself as formal, direct, without nonsense and with common sense.

For our location in Hedel, we are looking for a:

Trader Asia

(full time) 

The position:

  • Sales of the entire range of products in the inland and abroad and purchase of products from suppliers (Asian countries), auctions/marketing organizations or growers;
  • Building and maintaining long term relationships with customers and suppliers and expanding the existing suppliers- and customer base;
  • Developing and implementing of account plans;
  • Making offers, creating quotations and making agreements about prices and delivery conditions;
  • Focusing on providers in the market and selection of potential suppliers;
  • Monitoring the whole purchasing process;
  • Administrative handling of purchase and sales in the ERP-system (Navision);
  • Checking orders on enforceability in relation to stock and credits and initiate solutions in case of deviation.

Your profile:

  • Dutch HBO certificate of a study in a commercial direction;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar position with FMCG in Asia, preferably in vegetables and/or fruit;
  • Commercially strong, communicative, negotiation skills, accurate, pro-active, analytically strong, results-oriented;
  • Affinity with perishables and logistics;
  • Flexible and willing to travel;
  • Working professionally in English language. Asian or Spanish language is a must;
  • Knowledge of quality systems/food safety standards is an advantage;
  • Asian in origin with knowledge of the Asian culture.

We offer you a challenging job in a dynamic organisation with good employment conditions.

Interested? Send your application to:

De Groot International B.V.

A.t.t.n. HR, Anneke Otten, Post office box 130, 5320 AC Hedel.

Preferably by mail:

For further information you can contact Anneke Otten by phone, 073-5998888.

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